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Gender: Male Meaning of Sherman: "shearer of woolen cloth" Origin of Sherman: English occupational name

The name Sherman is a boy's name of English origin meaning "shearer of woolen cloth". Sherman and is often added to lists like Occupational Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Lacoste Family 13 Years (71-80)".

From the experts:

Not quite as over-the-hill as Herman, but not far behind either.

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Famous People Named Sherman

Sherman Alexie, American fiction writer
Sherman Alexander Hemsley, American actor
Sherman Adams, Chief of Staff for U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Governor of New Hampshire
Sherman Augustus, American actor and football player
Sherman Booth, American abolitionist
Sherman Dillard, American basketball player and coach
Sherman Douglas, American basketball player
Sherman Edwards, American composer
Sherman Fairchild, American entrepreneur
Sherman Howard, American actor
Sherman McMaster, American outlaw-turned-lawman
Sherman Minton, U.S. Supreme Court justice and senator from Indiana
Robert B. and Richard M. Sherman, American songwriting team
William Tecumseh Sherman, American Civil War General
Bobby Sherman, American pop singer

Pop Culture References for the name Sherman

Sherman Klump, main character in movie 'The Nutty Professor"
Sherman, boy on animated series "The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show" and film "Peabody and Sherman"
"Sherman's Lagoon," newspaper comic strip about the title shark
Sherman McCoy, main character in Tom Wolfe's "The Bonfire of the Vanities"
Sherman Schrader, character from movie "Accepted"
Sherman "Preacher" Dudley, character in movie "Deep Blue Sea"
Sherman Tortoise, character in comic strip "The Dandy"
Sherman Bagley, character in "Sims" series
Colonel Sherman T. Potter, character on the TV series "M*A*S*H"
Tommy Sherman, character on animated series "Daria"

Shermann, Sherm

Sherman's International Variations

Shermon (German)


Wittyusername103 Says:


This is so cute but it would work well for any age.

lesliemarion Says:


It does sound rather military, but otherwise I think it's cute in a Norman- Ned - Ted - Chester way.